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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Hub of Expertise in Speech and Language (previously the ERP)

Our Hub Provision:

  • is funded by the Local Authority
  • is inclusive
  • offers places to qualified children from 4-11 years
  • offers advice to local schools within Peterborough's Local Authority in how best to support children with C&I (Communication and Interaction) needs - see the section about supporting local schools for more details.

Pupils on the Hub Provision have a variety of C&I needs.

This might include:

  • receptive or expressive disorders or delay
  • developmental verbal dyspraxia
  • delayed or disordered development of a speech sound system
  • language delays or disorders

Qualifying pupils must have an EHCP with C&I as the primary need, or be in the planning stages.

What can we provide?

  • access to the whole curriculum within a mainstream class
  • Speech and Language Therapists 
  • Speech and Language therapy programme individually assessed and tailored by the speech and language therapists and delivered by qualified teaching assistants daily.
  • full time support within the classroom, in small groups and individually, to facilitate access to the curriculum in whatever way that is needed.
  • a manager and a team of teaching assistants with experience and expertise in supporting children who have speech and language difficulties
  • individual learning programmes
  • sensory integration therapy
  • access to and support from outside agencies in addition to the Speech and Language Therapist  e.g. Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists
  • a wide range and variety of resources
  • teachers who have experience and ongoing training in teaching children with speech and language difficulties
  • accredited ELKLAN Communication Friendly environment


Applications are considered by a panel  and admission is dependent on:

  • number of places available
  • fulfilment of admissions criteria (see below)

Parents, teachers, TAs, SENCOs and anyone else with an interest in supporting children with C&I needs are very welcome to visit.


Mrs L Barnard, Hub Manager

Tel: 01733 566710



Please see below for additional information:

  • Healthy Schools
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2011|2012
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2008|2009
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  • Leeds Inclusion Chartermark
  • Arts Council England
  • Financial Management Standard in Schools
  • Arts Mark
  • Music Mark
  • Oracy School
  • Elklan